Throughout the year, worship at Emmanuel offers sacred times of sharing for the congregation where church members empower each other with their own stories. On Mother's Day, church members pick up long stem carnations in honor of their mother and share aloud something they have loved about their moms.
On Father's Day, people share objects that remind them of special moments with their dads. At the End-of-the-Year service, folks light votive candles and give thanks for the ways they feel God has blessed them in the year gone by. In our Ash Wednesday Service, participants anoint their foreheads with ash as they consider next steps in their spiritual journey.